Are you getting a good deal at work?
Compare your job to find out

Specsavers

specsavers.co.uk

Breakroom Rating based on 51 job reviews

5.4/10
What is this?

See job vacancies at Specsavers

Link goes to an external site

Specsavers job reviews

Find out what Specsavers jobs are really like…

51 Specsavers employees have compared their jobs on Breakroom. Find out what they say about pay, hours, shifts and more.

See reviews matching:

  • 3.8/10

    Optical assistant

    • £8.20 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Unsafe workplace
    Find out more
    July 2020
  • 3.6/10

    Team leader

    • Manages people
    • £10.25 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Hard to take holidays
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Some of the people

    Worst thing

    Stress, management,pay

    Find out more
    July 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Optional assistant

    • £9.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Doing unpaid extra work

    Best thing

    The team

    Worst thing

    Long hours

    Find out more
    June 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Senior optical assistant

    • Manages people
    • £18,500 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Minimum sick pay
    Find out more
    June 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Lab technician

    • £15,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    Find out more
    April 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Optical supervision

    • Manages people
    • £8.41 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    Find out more
    March 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Contact lens manager

    • £8.54 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    Meeting people. Left to do my job on my own with no one breathing down my neck

    Worst thing

    Change, too much work and no support

    Find out more
    March 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Optical assistant

    • £6.50 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Hard to change shifts
    3. Bad for students

    Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    The pay

    Find out more
    February 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Optical assistant

    • £8.23 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Hard to change shifts

    Best thing

    Customers

    Worst thing

    Favoritism

    Find out more
    November 2019
  • 7.2/10

    Optical assistant

    • £7.75 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Not enough training
    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 4.5/10

    Lab technician

    • £8.00 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Not enough training
    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 8.1/10

    Optical assistant

    • Manages people
    • £16,300 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 18–20 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Busy

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 5.9/10

    Lab tech

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. No paid breaks
    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 2.5/10

    Senior dispenser

    • £23,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 55–64 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Minimum sick pay
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    Meeting different people

    Worst thing

    24 hours notice of weeks rota

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 3.6/10

    Optical assistant

    • £8.15 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Work dynamics

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 5.2/10

    Dispenser

    • £6.70 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Secure

    Worst thing

    All the changes happening. Higher powers have clear favourites.

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 7.6/10

    Optical assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Minimum sick pay
    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 8.6/10

    Customer service advisor

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    The team

    Worst thing

    It can get busy and we are understaffed

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 5.2/10

    Administration

    • £9.00 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Working lots of extra hours
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Flexibility

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 7.8/10

    Optical assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Colleagues

    Worst thing

    Pay

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 4.5/10

    Optical consultant

    • £9.35 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    The people we work with

    Worst thing

    Heavy workload

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 4.5/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £18,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 45–54 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Stressed
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Team

    Worst thing

    Management

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 4.8/10

    Optical assistant

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Minimum sick pay
    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 4.2/10

    Optical assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Not enough training
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    The team

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 1.9/10

    Assistant store manager

    • Manages people
    • £21,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Manager

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 4.2/10

    Student dispensing optician

    • £17,400 per year, working a 39 hour week
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Not enough training
    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 7.8/10

    Supervisor optical assistant

    • Manages people
    • £7.70 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Minimum sick pay
    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 3.1/10

    Dispensing

    • £8.40 per hour
    • 65 or older

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Hard to take holidays
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Nice people

    Worst thing

    Stress

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 6.8/10

    Optical consultant

    • £7.50 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Minimum sick pay
    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 2.5/10

    Audiology practitioner

    • £19,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Stressed
    2. Not enough training
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Worst thing

    Not getting what i been promised

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 1.8/10

    Optical assistant

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 34–44 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Minimum sick pay
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Working lots of extra hours
    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 2.4/10

    Dispensing optician

    • £21,800 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not treated with respect
    2. Stressed
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Helping patients

    Worst thing

    Staff treatment

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 5.1/10

    Optical assistant

    • £3.90 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Hard to change shifts

    Best thing

    The regular customers and my colleagues

    Worst thing

    Hours, lack of staff and my pay as an apprentice compared to stores around

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 4.9/10

    Optical assistant

    • £7.38 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    The people

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 7.6/10

    Optical assistant

    • £8.23 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    The team

    Worst thing

    Pay

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 6.3/10

    Optical assistant

    • £8.20 per hour
    • 34–44 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Pressure

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 6.8/10

    Healthcare assistant

    • £8.71 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Convenient

    Worst thing

    Unorganised

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 5.2/10

    Dispensing optician

    • £21,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Every day is different

    Worst thing

    rude customers

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 8.5/10

    Customer service apprentice

    • £3.90 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts

    Worst thing

    Rude customers

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 5.2/10

    Optical assistant

    • £9.00 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Minimum sick pay
    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 8.1/10

    Optical assistant

    • £8.90 per hour
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Paid accurately
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    The people

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 5.5/10

    Optical consultant

    • £8.64 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    The staff

    Worst thing

    Under staffed

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 2.8/10

    Optical assistant

    • £18,000 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 18–20 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    No communication

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 3.1/10

    Clinical assistant

    • £7.00 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Not enough training
    3. Minimum sick pay
    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 5.1/10

    Optical consultant

    • £8.50 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Not enough training
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team
    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 3.1/10

    Optical assistant

    • £5.00 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Three weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    The floor staff are friendly

    Worst thing

    Being given all the unwanted jobs

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 3.1/10

    Optical assistant

    • £7.10 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    My colleagues

    Worst thing

    Bad management

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 4.9/10

    Optical consultant

    • £7.70 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    It's very interesting and I love the people I work with

    Worst thing

    The pay, and it is very unorganised

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 9.3/10

    Optical advisor

    • £9,600 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 18–20 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    3. Not stressed

    Best thing

    Working with friends

    Worst thing

    Short staff

    Find out more
    October 2019
  • 7.0/10

    Laboratory technician

    • £17,500 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Treated with respect
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Challenging amount of work keeps it not boring and a chore.

    Worst thing

    More personal rather than the job itself, the tinting of lenses I personally hate but is an easy enough task.

    Find out more
    October 2019